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The Skating Rink

by Roberto Bolaño

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When figure skater Nuria Marti is dropped from the Olympic team, a civil servant secretly uses public funds to build her a skating rink in the ruins of a seaside mansion, but Nuria has affairs and soon the rink becomes a crime scene.

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Another great turn for Bolaño. The three narrators take a few chapters to get the hang of, but once it's moving, it moves very quickly. ( )
  CLPowers | Dec 6, 2019 |
3.5 A good, not exceptional, short Bolaño novel. Big ups for being a murder-mystery! Worth it for the signature multi-voiced narrators and emotional range, though not the scope or depth he has shown elsewhere. ( )
  Eoin | Jun 3, 2019 |
Costa Brava noir rife with corruption and a homicidal miasma as refracted through three fragmented POVs which overlap and occlude with a masterful touch. ( )
  jonfaith | Feb 22, 2019 |
Anche gli antipatici soffrono per amore. Già questo basterebbe. Ma ciò che conta è la nostalgia di un'attesa che non si è realizzata, che non si realizza in nessuna vita. Il ricordo del momento in cui tutto avrebbe potuto essere non ci risparmia e il nodo alla gola è una emozione dolce e struggente.

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  icaro. | Aug 31, 2017 |
A book that works better than it ought to, following three characters towards a tragic finale. ( )
  soylentgreen23 | Jul 3, 2016 |
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